This is the best ever recipe for buttery spritz cookies with festive variations, perfect for a Christmas cookie exchange or with a cup of coffee at breakfast.
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1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
1 large Land O Lakes® Egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
Heat oven to 400°F.
Combine all ingredients except flour in bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Add flour; beat at low speed until well mixed. Prepare dough as directed by variations below, if desired. (If dough is too soft, cover and refrigerate 30-45 minutes.)
Place dough into cookie press fitted with template. Form desired shapes, 1 inch apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Tip: Using Cookie Press
Bake 6-8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
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Add 1/4 cup coarsely grated semi-sweet chocolate.
Add 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg. Glaze: Stir together 1 cup powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons milk and 1/4 teaspoon rum extract in bowl until smooth. Drizzle over warm cookies.
Add 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice and 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves. Glaze: Stir together 1 cup powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons milk and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla in bowl until smooth. Drizzle over warm cookies.
Add 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract. Immediately after removing cookies from oven place 1 chocolate or peppermint candy kiss on each cookie.
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